Sunday, May 04, 2008

Bazaar Bizarre & Maker Faire (West Coast)

Yesterday we headed out to the Bazaar Bizarre and the Maker Faire. A Craft and Make magazine sponsored fair. We had no idea how big it would be. The event was held in San Mateo, CA at the expo center and had a huge turnout. It was booth after booth of individual, and small companies that craft and make interesting things. Lots of home made electronic things—small robot type machines, yarn, felting, wood, plastics, and fabric... Music. Food. and a huge electronic moving giraffe. Oh, and giant cupcakes that a person could drive in. There were quite a few hands on booths where we could play around and make things. There were kits to buy (of the crafts showcased in various issues of the mags), and tables to work on your stuff with the people who came up with the kits. Pretty cool day. The kids both came home with bug kits, that have LED light up eyes. Next year, we will definitely go again, and stay for an entire day. There was so much to look at, and not nearly enough time!

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